Archive for January, 2012


Publishers Sour on Tablets as Reading Platform, Survey Says

@ 8:02 PM on January 31, 2012

31% of publishers think iPads and other tablets computers are the ideal e-book reading platform, down from 46% a year ago. Only 30% of publishers think reading tablets like the Nook Color and Kindle Fire are an ideal reading platform. This que…


Is Apple’s eBook Tool Right for Graphic Designers?

@ 6:53 PM on January 24, 2012

Apple’s new eBook creation software, called iBooks Author, is free and available for download now. Apple says that it’s as easy to use as a word processor. But will it have the controls you need as a graphic designer?


Why Everyone Hates DC Comics’ Weird New Corporate Logo

@ 8:22 AM on January 20, 2012

DC Comics is set to unveil a new logo (at right) that makes little reference to its comic book heritage — and designers are already complaining.

The new marque features a sans serif font underneath a stylized “DC” icon in which the D is peeli…


Free For All: Stock Photos, Social Media Profiles, and Calendar Templates by @iampariah

@ 7:08 PM on January 16, 2012

It’s 2012, the year the world is supposed to end. Let’s mark the occasion with fiery explosions, templates for Twitter and Facebook profiles, and – for the more optimistic among you – calendar templates.


Adobe InDesign – Play That Funky Master Page

@ 7:23 PM on January 12, 2012

By the time I’ve finished discussing the tricks of working efficiently with master pages, you’ll be able to stand up and howl, I’ve got soul, and I’m super bad!


What Do I Do When My Client Will Not Pay Up?

@ 5:33 PM on January 12, 2012

I, along with a number of other freelancers, would be left holding dozens of invoices that we had submitted for payment.


Top grossing apps built with Digital Publishing Suite | Make Yours http://abbrv.it/ID2iPad

@ 4:56 PM on January 12, 2012

The results are in. Apps built with Digital Publishing Suite topped the charts in Apple’s Top Grossing Apps list after the 2011 holiday season. Congratulations to our customers for their success. The fact that Digital Publishing Suite was use…


Adobe Changes CS6 Upgrade Policy, Now Upgrade to CS6 from CS3, CS4, CS5

@ 4:30 PM on January 11, 2012

We’re very excited about the upcoming release of Adobe® Creative Suite® 6 software and Adobe Creative Cloud™. CS6 will be a major new release of our creative desktop tools, with huge improvements for every type of creative professional. A…


Spotify Free Unlimited Music Streaming Ends Next Week

@ 1:04 AM on January 11, 2012

Spotify’s unlimited free streaming and sharing service was music to American ears when it launched in July 2011. Now comes a dissonant note: ten-hour monthly caps will be implemented on all free accounts when the six-month promotional period …


DeRouen & Co.: Intuition Ale Packaging

@ 12:54 AM on January 11, 2012

I’m lov­ing the graphic illus­tra­tions and lim­ited color palettes of the pack­ag­ing designed for Intuition Ale by DeRouen & Co. Definitely the kind of bev­er­age I would buy for the pack­ag­ing alone.